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View Resource Groklaw: Understanding Open Source Software

Mark Webbink, Red Hat's general counsel, wrote this article for attorneys wanting to know the basic issues regarding free and open source software. Aside from listing best practices for law offices, he provides a general overview of various open source licenses, explains US copyright law, defines derivative works, and touches on the indemnification issue and the difference between open source and...

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20031231092027900
View Resource Primary Sources on Copyright, 1450-1900

This website, initially funded by the United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Council, uses primary source material from Italy, France, Germany, the UK, and the United States to trace the beginnings of copyright. For each of these geographical zones/jurisdictions, a national editor was responsible for "selecting, sourcing, transcribing, translating and commenting documents." Documents found here...

http://www.copyrighthistory.org/cam/index.php
View Resource Critical Commons

What can't a discerning reader find on Critical Commons, the public media archive that "supports the transformative reuse of media in scholarly and creative contexts?" At the time of this writing, the Featured Clips section of the site includes a trailer for the 1960 cult classic Peeping Tom, the opening sequence from the hit 1970s TV show The Bionic Woman, and a clip from the 2009 version of ...

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http://www.criticalcommons.org/